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Wiki > Main > IpodAccessories (compare)

Difference: IpodAccessories (r86 vs. r85)

The iPod Accessories Page


Introduction

This is a work-in-progress list of iPod accessories tested with Rockbox. Many accessories for the iPod which connect via the dock adapter do not work with Rockbox. This is because they use Apple's proprietary Apple Accessory Protocol, which is only partially implemented in Rockbox (and is only implemented for the 4G, 5G and Nano 1G). What follows is a list of accessories, and whether or not they work in Rockbox in any fashion at all.

Note: Please test with Accessory Power both off and on.

When adding information to the chart, please be kind and fill in the Model Number if you can. Many manufacturers have released different physical models under the same name, or confusingly similar names. Please also be nice enough to list the model of iPod you tested on as well.

Note - the ADC Reading column refers to the value shown in the Debug Menu, under "ACCESSORY:" . Entering this information into the table below will help the Rockbox developers to extend the Apple Accessory Protocol implementation in order to handle these devices better!

Please also report your findings in FlySpray FS#9951.

If you need help adding to or updating, this list; please post a question (or simply a list of the information needing added) to the forums, IRC, or the user mailing list.

            Working Features          
Category Manufacturer Model Model Number Connection Type ADC Reading Charging? Audio Out? Remote? Audio In? Reporter Verifier Comments Date Tested SVN Revision
FM Transmitters                            
  Belkin TuneCast Auto   Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A Forums   Photo Tested on 5G 2006-06-14  
  Griffin iTrip PAV4014 Headphone + Remote   N/A DONE N/A N/A AdamGashlin   Photo Tested on 4G 2007-03-01  
  Griffin iTrip Auto   Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A Forums   Photo Tested on 5G 2006-06-07  
  Griffin iTrip Dock PAV4026 AKA 9781-TRP30xx Dock   DONEDONE/choice-no N/A N/A ChristiScarborough   Photo Tested on 5G - charging and USB via mini USB connector - does not power on as transmitter. (Mixed reports on this model. Christi's does not power on with Rockbox, another report claims perfect functionality. Buyer beware.) 2009-03-02 r20179
  Griffin iTrip LCD PAV4026 Headphone + Remote   N/A DONE N/A N/A Marcin Chojnowski   Photo Tested on 4G 2010-11-04 Release 3.7
  Griffin RoadTrip   Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A Forums   Note Photo, Tested on 5G 2006-06-07  
  Griffin RoadTrip   Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A JonathanMueller   Note Photo, Tested on 4G 2007-03-01  
  Newer Technology TRAFFICJamz   Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A GarrettAlbright   Tested on 5G 2007-02-11  
  Kensington Digital FM Transmitter/Auto Charger for iPod 33199 Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A Forums   Tested on 5.5G 80 GB 2007-07-28  
  Kensington FM & RDS Transmitter for iPod 33364US Dock (mainly) 867 DONEDONE N/A N/A DaveWoyciesjes   Track title & artist don't get transmitted/displayed on radio (RDS), and transmitting frequency does not show in iPod screen, but still usable. Photo. Tested on iPod Video - 5.5G 30 GB 2009-02-25 r20102
Docks / Speakers                            
  Altec Lansing IM600   Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A donpipo (Via DavidHall)   Accessory power not required. Tested on 5.5G. Remote works in WPS but not menus. 2008-07-22 IAP Test
  Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin   Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A DannyVanDongen (Via DavidHall)   Tested on 5G 30GB. 2008-09-28 IAP Test
  Cygnett GrooveTime   Dock   DONEDONEDONE/choice-no N/A karlbowden (Via DavidHall)   Prev/Next work for changing track, Play/Pause works as expected when in WPS. Menu, Enter, Up, Down do not do anything 2008-10-07 IAP Test
  Goodmans Universal Ipod Speaker GSPK29IP Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A jmooy (Via DavidHall)   Accessory power not required. Tested on Nano 1G. Remote works in WPS but not menus. Remote does not turn off player in Rockbox but does in Apple firmware. 2008-10-05 IAP Test
  iHome IH36   Dock   DONEDONEDONE/choice-no N/A lixer (Via DavidHall)   Tested with iTunes-loaded music. Accessory power required. Pause + Resume - works fine if the drawer is open but not when the drawer is closed. Unit thinks that the Ipod is paused but it keeps on playing. This unit displays Track + Artist + Album info when the drawer is closed. 2008-07-28 IAP Test
  JBL On Stage Micro v2 Dock 0 DONEDONEDONE/choice-no N/A hstammlerj   Tested on 5.5G 80GB. Play/Pause, Skip/Wind Forward/Backward works; Menu, Up, Down, and Select do not work (but IAP Packet is changing in debug view). 2010-10-30 Release 3.6
  Kensington Entertainment Dock 500   Dock   DONEDONEDONE/choice-no N/A audio-i (Via DavidHall)   Accessory power not required. Remote appears to send long key presses instead of normal ones - making remote use very problematic. Tested on 5.5G 80GB. 2008-07-22 IAP Test
  Logic3 iStation Speakers IP106 Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A RobChown(Flid)   Tested on 5G + 4GPhoto 2007-02-12  
  Logitech Speakers mm50 Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A BrentCoutts (c0utta)   Tested on 5.5 80Gb 2008-01-01  
  Logitech PureFi Anywhere 2 984-000057 Dock 0,1 DONEDONEDONE/choice-no N/A Brad Phillips   Tested on 5.5G 80GB and Nano. Remote playback controls work, shuffle and repeat work, but Menu, Up, Down, and Select do not work. 2009-03-04 r20200
  Onkyo Black (B) DS-A1X Dock 0 DONEDONEDONE/choice-no N/A Darek Przyzycki   Pause, play, ffwd/rwd, previous/skip, shuffle, replay one/all buttons work. unfortunately there is no way to navigates through files, because up/down buttons are not working. [read] 2009-11-29  
  Onkyo   DS-A2X Dock 0 DONEDONEDONE N/A BrandonLow   Skip, pause, ffwd/rwd, shuffle buttons work 2009-01-27  
  SDI Technologies iHome iH5 Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A DrewShiner   Tested on an iPod gen4 2008-05-31  
  The Sharper Image AudioClear CD Stereo with Dock for iPod SO335 Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A 51dusty (Via DavidHall)   Tested on an iPod 5G 80GB 2008-09-22 IAP Test
  Sony Clock Radio ICF-C1iP Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A mfraser (Via DavidHall)   Tested on an iPod 4G. 2008-11-09 IAP Test
Recording                            
  XtremeMac Micromemo XRD06MVIC01USBK Dock alternates 0,1 N/A DONE N/A DONE/choice-noMikePittaro   Tested on 5.5G Video iPod . Line recording works, mic recording has volume problems. Volume control works for playback through internal speakers. 2010-08-01 Release 3.6
  Macally iVoiceIII iVoiceIII Dock 0,1,2 N/A N/A N/A DONE/choice-noMalcolmTyrrell   Tested on 60G Video iPod. Line in works, mic doesn't. 2010-08-23 r27773
Car Audio                            
  Belkin Auto Kit for iPod F8V7058-APL Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A BrentCoutts (c0utta)   Tested on 5.5G 80 GB 2007-11-17  
  DICE HighDef Ipod Integration Kit   Dock   DONEDONEDONE/choice-no N/A LurkAzusa (Via DavidHall)   Tested on 5G 60 GB. Most remote controls work, but incorrect FF and RR button mapping. Track info displayed on head unit. Another incomplete report says "both DIP switches on the DICE need to be set to Ipod." 2008-07-23 IAP Test
  JVC KD-PDR40   Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A rpress (Via DavidHall)   Tested on 5G 60 GB. Accessory power is required and the iPod needs to be turned on prior to enabling iPod mode on the head unit. Track info displayed on head unit. 2008-07-25 IAP Test
  Kenwood iPod interface kit Kenwood KCA-iP500 Dock   DONEDONEchoice-no N/A RichardVanDenBerg   5.5G, 4G grayscale and Kenwood EZ-500. Works with many Kenwood decks. Using Rockbox 3.2 on 5G head unit does not show info and can't control iPod. 2009-03-30  
  Mazda 2006 Mazda 3 OEM Head Unit with AudioLink   Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A johnkooistra (Via DavidHall)   Head unit and steering wheel Prev/Next buttons work. 2008-11-06 IAP Test
  Monster iCarPlay Wireless Plus   Dock   N/A N/A N/A N/A RobinAllen   4GB iPod nano (1st gen.) 2009-04-30  
  Pioneer   DEH-P4800MP with CD-IB100 iPod Adapter Dock   DONEDONE N/A N/A DavidMarsh   iPod 60GB. Will allow Rockbox to play. Volume control only from Head Unit 2007-04-21  
  Pioneer Double DIN In Dash DVD/Multimedia/Navigation Unit, w/ iPod control cable AVIC-D3/CD-I200 Dock 0 DONEDONE/choice-nochoice-no N/A Starcom826   Audio does not play when Pioneer set to Music mode, but does when set to Video mode (Entry added by Dave Woy...) 2009-02-22 r20074
  Renault Audio Connection Box   Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A FrankGevaerts   ipod video 5G. Apparently (according to my experience and the manual) only supports pause/play. Pause mutes immediately but only actually pauses after 3 or 4 seconds. Showing track number on in-car display doesn't work. 2009-05-08 r20874
  Sony Dashboard unit CDX-GT820IP Dock   DONEDONEDONE N/A ElliottJordan   ipod video 5.5G. Play/pause and track skip usually work. Displaying tag information sometimes works. Sometimes gets in a cycle of hanging ever couple seconds (sounds like a CD skipping). Sometimes works better to turn the ipod on/start playing before plugging in. 2009-12-19  
  Volkswagen Radio Navigation System RNS-510 Dock   DONEchoice-nochoice-no N/A JamesLee   iPod 5G 60GB 2010-03-04 Release 3.5
Bluetooth                            
  Motorola D650   Dock   N/A DONE N/A N/A trailblaze (Via DavidHall)   Tested on Nano 1G. 2008-11-11 IAP Test
  Motorola S9 Headset   D650 Adapter   N/A DONEDONE N/A trailblaze (Via DavidHall)   Tested on Nano 1G. Remote only seems to work when buttons pressed repeatedly. 2008-11-11 IAP Test
Other                            
  Apple iPod Radio Remote MA070G/* Dock 0-5 N/A DONEDONEDONELaurentGautier   Tested on 5G 60Gb. 2009-12-10  
  Monster iEZClick Remote Control for iPod 127563-00 Dock mostly 0,1, also see 2,3 N/A N/A DONE N/A Brad Phillips   Tested on 5.5G 80GB and Nano. Remote playback controls work, press and hold delay time is too short. Long press on Play/Pause activates menu mode on Nano and goes to current track in file tree on 5.5G. 2009-03-04 r20200

Devices that need retesting

On 2008-12-25, preliminary support for Ipod accessories was committed to Rockbox SVN, so devices tested before that might work better now. If you own one of the devices listed below, please re-test, and add your results to the table above.

ALERT! To restate - the information below is very possibly inaccurate.

            Working Features        
Category Manufacturer Model Model Number Connection Type ADC Reading Charging? Audio Out? Remote? Audio In? Reporter Verifier Comments Date Tested
FM Transmitters                          
  Kensington FM Transmitter for iPod 33365EU Dock   N/A X N/A N/A GilesNorthRow   Photo Tested on 5.5G 60 GB 2008-04-16
Docks / Speakers                          
  Apple Speakers w/ IR Remote iPod Hi-Fi Dock   DONEDONE X N/A BrentCoutts (c0utta)   Tested on 5.5 80Gb - Next, Prev, Play/Pause do not work - Volume ok 2008-01-01
  Altec Lansing Speakers w/ IR Remote iM3 Dock   DONEDONE X N/A RobChown(Flid)   Tested on 5G + 4GPhoto 2007-02-12
  Bose SoundDock   Dock   DONEDONE X N/A DanielAnkers   Tested with 3G and 4G - remote works for volume, but play/skip don't work 2007-02-16
  Bose SoundDock   Dock   DONE X X N/A AdamKessel   Tested with 80GB iPod Video - no audio, only charging 2008-05-10
  iLuv Alarm Clock w/ IR Remote i177 Dock   DONEDONE X N/A RobChown(Flid)   Tested on 5G 2007-02-12
  Keyspan AV Dock w/ RF remote AV-DK1-W Dock   DONEDONE X N/A RobChown(Flid)   Tested on 5G 2007-02-12
  Koda iBass iP200 Dock   DONEDONE X N/A DavidMarsh   Tested on 60Gb iPod Video - Next, Prev, Play/Pause do not work - Volume/Tone/Mute ok 2007-04-14
  SDI Technologies iHome HiH66B Dock   X DONE N/A N/A DevConW All of us Tested on an iPod Video (DavidHall is suspicious about the charging report, even though he was there.) 2007-06-14
  TEAC Micro Hi-Fi System CD-X10i Dock   DONEDONE X N/A GustavoLang   Tested on 30Gb 5G - Volume functions are independent of iPod so they work fine 2007-05-26
Car Audio                          
  AudioLink Mazda6 CarKit w/ stalk remote AL2005i-MAZ Dock   DONEDONE X N/A RobChown(Flid)   Tested on 5G + 4GPhoto 2007-02-12
  Sony iPod Controller Sony XA-110IP Dock   DONE X N/A N/A SumitKhanna   Sound barely audible, Unit says "No Pod". Sony requires accessory link to enable sound in. 5.5Gen 2008-02-13
Bluetooth                          
  Jabra A125s Bluetooth Music Adapter Dock   N/A DONE X N/A SumitKhanna   Audio works fine. Next/prev controls do not work. 5.5Gen 2008-03-xx
  Ten Tech / Motorola 98742H naviPlay Bluetooth Stereo Adapter for Apple iPod Dock   DONEDONE X N/A RobinPowell   Tested on 4G photo and non-photo. Sound comes through just fine. Next/prev track controls do not work at all. 2007-11-xx

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r89 - 10 Feb 2013 - 22:13:59 - AndyPotter

Revision r86 - 10 Nov 2010 - 23:25 - DavidHall
Revision r85 - 08 Nov 2010 - 03:37 - DavidHall
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